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Commonwealth on common health | The Star

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network): Brunei Darussalam has made several proposals to be included in the pandemic convention being drafted by Commonwealth countries, including creating a permanent multilateral mechanism to ensure effective and fair global response to pandemics with the need for closer cooperation between countries in terms of transparency, information exchange and manufacturing cost.

In addition, technology transfer and knowledge enhancement must become the norm during pandemics and response phases, through incentives and research funding.

The proposals were made by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Mohd Isham Jaafar at the plenary session on ‘Efforts in strengthening prevention, preparedness and response to pandemics by investing in products production and local health technology’ under the 35th Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland recently.

The minister said the pandemic demonstrated the importance of having a strong and resilient healthcare system, which can only be achieved with fair

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